Wien: C.A. Spina, [ca. 1852].
Image ca. 320 x 255 mm. Sheet 560 x 410. Lithograph; chine appliqué. Half length, standing, in pensive pose, with sheets of music manuscript paper beneath his right hand. Signed in the stone by the artist at lower right and with "Gedr. bei Joh. Hofelich" printed at lower left. Mounted on heavy dark ivory paper with facsimile signature ("F. Liszt") below image and imprint at center of lower margin.
Lithograph slightly foxed, primarily to upper right, with only a few spots affecting the image itself. Mount heavily browned where formerly matted; some slightly heavier foxing; several small tears to blank edges; lower right blank corner chipped.
Second printing. Wurzbach 1204. László and Mátéka 170. Burger 320 (first printing, dated 846 in the stone).
An attractive portrait of the young Liszt, who would go on to become a highly distinguished composer, pianist, and teacher, a towering figure of the Romantic movement in music.
Josef Kriehuber is regarded as the most important portrait lithographer of the Viennese Biedermeier period; both the Albertina and the Austrian National Library hold significant collections of his works.
Price: $750.00 other currencies